Monday, October 09, 2006

This was poorly recorded, Davey.

Sunday is TV Theme song day here at Pop Zeus!


Okay, well i had the idea to do "Davey & Goliath" for today's TV theme song, but damn me if i couldn't find an mp3 of it ANYWHERE. So i got the next best thing. But first, if yr not familiar with Davey & Goliath, let me fill you in. It was a Christian themed kid's show from the 1960s created by Art Clokey (of Gumby fame). It's claymation characters faced real life Christian conflicts every week and they used to make us watch it in school (I went to a private Catholic school) during lunch. Later on they let us watch "What's Happenin'" instead, which I greatly preferred. But I did always enjoy the claymation work of Art Clokey. I was a big Gumby fan as a kid, so Davey & Goliath WAS kind of cool.


Okay, cut to years later when I'm in college and a member of Chicago punk outfit The Deficients. One night the band was watching MAD TV (i know, why, right?) and there was a sketch based on Davey & Goliath called Davey & SON OF Goliath, which put the Son Of Sam spin on one of our childhood favorites (no we were not a christian punk band, but we did play with one once and they were better than us. Oh who am i kidding everyone was better than us). At the time we thought it was HILARIOUS. I've since tracked the sketch down on YouTube and found it to be less than hilarious. Judge for yourself below.

Anyway, when it came time to record our first record, 'The Great Roller Rink Scandal', we decided to write a song about the "Son Of Goliath" cartoon called "Goliath Needs Blood". Quite possibly the dumbest song we ever performed (and we performed a LOT of stupid shit), the other members the band have always said that their favorite part of the recording process was watching me record my vocals for this song. And if you actually make it through the entire thing you can probably imagine why.

The Deficients "Goliath Needs Blood!"

[right click to download, ctrl or option click if yr a mac!]

Oh and if anyone has the ORIGINAL Davey & Goliath theme song could you toss it my way? It would help make this post make a lot more sense.

Davey & Goliath Website


Anonymous Anonymous said...

good one.


1:12 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i thought the band was called something other than "deficients."




1:13 PM PDT  
Blogger dusted21 said...

well we were originally called the Blotters, and the Castanzas was a side project, as well as Johnny Punk Kid. Good memory bro!

2:41 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does the singer say,"it's this machine, davey!" as in an obscure peewee herman allusion?

5:25 PM PDT  
Blogger dusted21 said...

yes indeed he does.

7:14 PM PDT  

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